Course Outline

  • Grading Policy


    LABS 30%
    TESTS 30%
    NOTEBOOK 10%
    CLASSROOM PERFORMANCE 10%
    HOMEWORK 10%
    QUIZZES 10%

    Course Outline

    CURRENT AND VOLTAGE
    (1) MINI-MATH REVIEW SIGNED NUMBERS, EXPONENTS, POWERS OF TEN,
    METRIC PREFIXES
    (2) THE STRUCTURE OF MATTER - THE ATOM, THE MOLECULE
    (3) CURRENT - COULOMBS/SEC, AMPERES, AND THE AMMETER
    (4) VOLTAGE - EMF, VOLTS AND THE VOLTMETER

    II RESISTANCE AND POWER
    (1) MINI-MATH REVIEW RESISTANCE UNITS AND FORMULAS
    (2) RESISTANCE - THE OHM, OHM'S LAW, THE OHMMETER
    (3) POWER - THE WATT, THE KILOWATT HOUR, THE KILOWATT HOUR METER

    III CONDUCTORS, INSULATORS AND RESISTORS
    (1) CONDUCTORS AND CONDUCTANCE
    (2) TEMPERATURE EFFECTS ON CONDUCTORS
    (3) CONDUCTORS CURRENT CARRYING CAPACITIES
    (4) CONDUCTOR TYPES
    (5) INSULATORS - TYPES AND BREAK DOWN VOLTAGES
    (6) RESISTORS - WATTAGE RATING AND COLOR CODING

    IV ELECTRICITY LAB EXPERIMENTS
    (1) ELECTRICAL SHOP SAFETY
    (2) SOLDERING TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES
    (3) SOLDERING PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARDS

    V DIRECT CURRENT
    (1) D.C. SOURCES - BATTRIES, POWER SUPPLIES, SOLAR CELLS
    (2) D.C. SENSORS - TEMPTERATURE, LIGHT, PRESSURE, & MAGNETIC
    (3) D.C. ELECTROMAGNETISM - RELAYS, SWITCHES, & SOLENOIDS
    (4) EQUIPMENT PROTECTION - FUSES, CIRCUIT BREAKERS, & GFI'S

    VI SERIES CIRCUITS
    (1) COMPONENTS IN SERIES
    (2) CURRENT IN SERIES
    (3) RESISTANCE IN SERIES
    (4) VOLTAGE IN SERIES
    (5) POWER IN SERIES
    (6) TROUBLESHOOTING A SERIES CIRCUIT

    VII PARALLEL CIRCUITS
    (1) COMPONENTS IN PARALLEL
    (2) VOLTAGE IN PARALLEL
    (3) CURRENT IN PARALLEL
    (4) RESISTANCE IN PARALLEL
    (5) POWER IN PARALLEL
    (6) TROUBLESHOOTING A PARALLEL CIRCUIT

    VIII SERIES/PARALLEL CIRCUITS
    (1) COMPONENTS IN SERIES/PARALLEL COMBINATION
    (2) TOTAL RESISTANCE IN SER/PAR
    (3) VOLTAGE DROPS IN SER/PAR
    (4) BRANCH CURRENTS IN SER/PAR
    (5) POWER IN SER/PAR CIRCUITS
    (6) TROUBLESHOOTING SERIES/PARALLEL CIRCUITS

    VIX ELECTROMAGNETIC DEVICES
    (1) ELECTROMAGNETISM
    (2) MAGNETIC TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    (3) ELECTROMAGNETIC INDUCTION
    (4) APPLICATIONS OF ELECTROMAGNETIC INDUCTION

     Alternating Current

    (I) AC

    Mini-Math Review—Trigonometry
    The 3, 4, 5, Right-Angle Triangle
    Opposite, Adjacent, Hypotenuse, and Theta
    The Difference between DC and AC
    Why Alternating Current?
    Power Transfer
    Information Transfer  
    Electrical Equipment or Electronic Equipment?  
    AC Wave Shapes
    The Sine Wave
    The Square Wave
    The Rectangular or Pulse Wave
    The Triangular Wave  
    The Saw tooth Wave
    Other Waveforms  
    Measuring and Generating AC Signals
    The AC Meter  
    The Oscilloscope  
    The Function Generator and Frequency Counter  
    Handheld Scope meters
     
    (II) Capacitors
    Capacitor Characteristics
    Charging a Capacitor  
    Discharging a Capacitor  
    Electrostatics  
    The Unit of Capacitance  
    The Capacitance Formula
    Capacitors in Combination  
    Dielectric Breakdown and Leakage
    Capacitor Types, Coding, and Testing  
    Capacitor Types
    Capacitor Coding  
    Capacitor Testing  
    DC Capacitive Circuits
    Charging  
    Discharging  
    Capacitive Circuits
    Phrase Relationship Between Current and Voltage
    Capacitive Reactance  
    Series RC Circuit  
    Parallel RC Circuit  
    Applications of Capacitors  
    Combining AC and DC
    The Capacitive ‘Voltage Divider  
    The RC Filters
    The RC Integrator  
    The RC Differentiator

    (III) Electromagnetic Devices

     Electromagnetism
     DC versus AC Electromagnetism
     Magnetic Terms
     Flux Density (B) Versus Magnetizing Force (H)  
     Application of AC Electromagnetism
     Electromagnetic Induction  
     Faraday’s Law  
     Lenz’s Law
     Applications of Electromagnetic Induction


     
    (IV) Inductors
      Inductor Characteristics  
      Inductance  
      The Inductor  
      Inductance Formula  
      Inductors in Combination  
      Inductor Types and Testing  
      Inductor Types  
      Inductor Testing  
      DC Inductive Circuits  
      Current Rise  
      Current Fall  
      AC Inductive Circuits  
      Inductive Reactance  
      Series RL Circuit
      Parallel RL Circuit
      Applications of Inductors  
      RL Filters  
      RL Integrator  
      RL Differentiator  
     

    (V) Transformers
    Transformer Characteristics  
    Basic Transformer Action
    Transformer Loading
    Windings and Phase
    Coefficient of Coupling  
    Transformer Losses
    Transformer Ratios and Applications  
    Turns Ratio  
    Voltage Ratio  
    Power and Current Ratio  
    Impedance Ratio
    Transformer Types, Ratings, and Testing  
    Transformer Types  
    Transformer Ratings  
    Transformer Testing

    (VI) Series and Parallel RLC Circuits

    Series RLC and Parallel Circuits
    Series RLC Circuit  
    Impedance
    Current
    Voltage
    Phase Angle
    Power  
    Parallel RLC Circuit
    Voltage  
    Current
    Phase Angle
    Impedance
    Power  
    Resonance  
    Series Resonance  
    Parallel Resonance  
    Applications of RLC Circuits  
    Low-Pass Filter  
    High-Pass Filter
    Band-pass Filter
    Band-Stop Filter  
    Mini-Math Review: Complex Numbers  
    The Real-Number Line  
    The Imaginary-Number Line  
    The Complex Plane  
    Polar Complex Numbers
    Rectangular/Polar Conversions  
    Complex Number Arithmetic  
    How Complex Numbers Apply to AC Circuits